Application deadline: 1 September 2021
Research grant of (up to) € 25 000 in support of the most impactful proposal and (up to) 200 Colli-Pee® urine collection devices for use with the project.
Novosanis is offering a research grant exclusive to EACR members to stimulate innovative research in cancer biomarker detection using urine as a sample type. As urine sampling is easy, quick and non-invasive it has the potential to change the way cancer is detected and monitored today. The quality of the urine sample and analytical procedures utilized are critical components to reach this objective.
Urine can not only be used as a liquid biopsy for urogenital tract related cancers such as bladder, prostate, renal, ovarian, endometrial and cervical cancer but also for the detection of thyroid, breast, lung, pancreatic and colorectal cancer. Several biomarker candidates have been identified in urine, in the field of genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, and metabolomics.
However, collecting a urine sample with a standard urine cup can be awkward, messy and inconvenient for the patient. For this reason, Novosanis developed Colli-Pee®, a device that can be used by both men and women. Colli-Pee® allows for standardized, volumetric collection of the first-void fraction of the urine flow. The device architecture also ensures immediate mixing of urine and preservative for adequate stability, thereby enabling sample storage and transport at room temperature. This allows for home-based collection and large-scale study recruitment.
We are pleased to announce that Dr Barbara Guinn from University of Hull, UK, is the winner of the EACR & Novosanis Grant for European Cancer Biomarker Detection in Urine.
The grant awards the most impactful proposal in cancer related research using urine as a sample type, which has shown to be an emerging non-invasive liquid biopsy. Dr Guinn's project focuses on the “Characterisation of a urine biomarker for the earlier detection of endometriosis".
We received all high-quality proposals, including many interesting projects, and Novosanis are delighted to offer a special grant to 3 additional runners up. Furthermore, to all of the project applicants Colli-Pee devices will be provided.
Congratulations to the winner and thank you to all applicants for submissions.
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